How do they interact with you during your research phase?
How a school responds to you during you research phase can tell you a lot about what your training experience will be like. Do they respond in a timely manner? Do they respond at all? When you get a response, does it feel like the person heard your questions and concerns and answered them appropriately? Does it feel like they’re available for you, and supportive? That you’re important to them? If you’re not feeling those things now, before the training starts, it’s not super likely that you’ll feel that way during your training either!
What do past students say about the training?
Students who’ve taken the same training you’re considering can provide you with an unbiased view of what to expect. Any legitimate school will gladly put you in touch with past students are willing to share their experience with you, so take advantage of that!
Talk to past students and see what they have to say. You’ll get a very real perspective on what to expect. It’s also a good idea to watch the videos on the school’s website, and to read the testimonials from students.
Do I know how much I’m willing to spend in order to get the training experience I’m looking for?
Remember that if you’re on a tight budget and you’re not willing or able to save money for an immersion training, then training at a local studio might be the best fit for you. It’s almost always going to be less expensive.
Am I comparing apples to apples?
Some locations (such as India) will often have many low-cost options, simply because things tend to be inexpensive. With that said, realize that there’s a wide spectrum of offerings in any country. If training is priced significantly lower than other training's in the same country, realize that the pricing is different for a reason. Ask yourself why; and do some investigating. Resist the temptation to compare training's solely on price, or risk getting a sub-par experience!